Parc de la Villette, Paris

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#17 of 111 in Parks in Paris
With its collection of museums, theaters, architectural follies, themed gardens, and open spaces, Parc de la Villette appeals to adults and children. On 55 hectares (135 acres), this is the capital's largest urban park. Stroll along the canal de l'Ourcq and encounter green spaces, ponds, and fountains. This ecologically responsible park supports art and cultural initiatives with shows, performances, and exhibits throughout the year. For Parc de la Villette and beyond, use our Paris travel itinerary planner to get the most from your Paris vacation.
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  • I looked forward to the opening of the new Philarmonie by Jean Nouvel. Architecturally amazing I was able to find the perfect acoustic at a concert held in the great Hall Pierre Boulez. A must see, can be visited every day even without necessarily at a concert. Pity that not even the Cité de la Musique appear in the data base of TA.
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  • Super crazy and full of world still 2 days of madness and animations, awesome tattoo contests and concerts a terrible atmosphere
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  • Very amazing place is immense, there are what make rides, games, go to the movies, see a science fair accessible to children, a place for great family days out
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  • Visited this park in June 2018. Last visit was over 20 years ago. The park is certainly well maintained and a wonderful place for a family’s day out! Follies, red structures spread out in the park looks great with diverse activities and services available from my last visit. A must place if u are in Paris. You can also see Paris Philharmonic at the Park too!
  • Great place for kids. Lots of fun and educational activities. It does get quite crowded during weekends which is a little hard on the kids as they need to wait for many activities. It is also quite run down. Food options are the usual fast foods but it is really not a great experience mainly due to run down surroundings.
  • Lovely park in the north east extremity of Paris, set on the Saint Martin canal. It has a futuristic suspended "highway" for runners and many activities for children, including a carousel. There is also a huge concert and happenings venue where butchers used to tend to their trade. The hall is a very delicate example of Art Nouveau.
  • La Villette is a great park to enjoy all year. You can have picnic and children can play with many playground and gardens. It is a very big place to explore. There are plenty of activities and events all year round. Highly recommended.
  • Really great place! More than a park! Concerts year round. Dancing performances and classes, films, music museum that's incredible and then many playgrounds for various ages. There's a Geode and a river that goes right down the middle. There's a children's museum and much much more!!!
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